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Neuschwanstein: The Castle of Beauty and Dreams

“It is my intention to rebuild the old castle ruin of Hohenschwangau … in the authentic style of the old German knights’ castles.”
That sentence, written by king of Bavaria Ludwig II to his friend and protégé, Richard Wagner, started the incredible architectural project that became Neuschwanstein Castle.

Biden Admin. Pushed Germany to Delay Russian Oil Ban Until After Midterms

Germany’s decision to not immediately end Russian oil imports – a move that would deliver a crucial blow to the Kremlin over its war in Ukraine – came at the urgent request of the Biden administration, a senior European official involved in Russian sanctions tells Newsmax

Read more: Biden Admin. Pushed Germany to Delay Russian Oil Ban Until After Midterms | Newsmax.com

Vladimir Putin’s 20-Year March to War in Ukraine—and How the West Mishandled It

In early November, months before the war began, CIA Director William Burns visited Moscow to deliver a warning: The U.S. believed Russian President Vladimir Putin was preparing to invade Ukraine. If he went ahead, he would face crippling sanctions from a united West.

The American spy chief was connected on a secure Kremlin phone with Mr. Putin, who was in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, isolated from all but a few confidants. The Russian leader made no effort to deny Mr. Burns’ charge. Instead, he calmly recited a list of grievances about how the U.S. had for years ignored Russian security concerns.